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>Subject:      Re: Looking for help with some songs
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>The classical composer Alan Hovanhess wrote a symphony based on Mt. St.
>Helen's eruption. (He died earlier this year and is a quite accessible
>composer.) Thinking of songwriting--would looking for songs from an earlier
>age, when songwriting was more common--be helpful? I was thinking of the
>earlier San Francisco earthquake and the Galveston hurricane. Perhaps the AM
>collections on folksongs would be helpful.
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>SCOTT CULCLASURE
>High Point Central High School
>High Point, NC
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>> From:         Patricia Solfest
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>> Sent:         Monday, December 11, 2000 4:43 PM
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>> Subject:      Looking for help with some songs
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>> Poster:       Patricia Solfest <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject:      Looking for help with some songs
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>> Season's greetings everyone. Is is very cold here in Wisconsin (-20 wind
>> chill at night,) so it is great to get news from warmer climes. Kim and I
>> are working on our lesson and would like to request some help. Part of our
>> lesson deals with music associated with particular natural events. We are
>> wondering if there are songs which were associated with either the 1989
>> San
>> Francisco earthquake or the 1980 Mt. St. Helen's eruption. We are also
>> looking for a song from Hawaii about volcanoes or Pele. The words to a
>> traditional chant would be fine. (Any suggestions, Claire?) If anyone from
>> these areas can help us, we would appreciate it. Thanks,
>> Pat
>>

Thanks for the suggestion. We have had very good success identifying songs
from earlier times from the collection. Both the song sheets and the sheet
music collections have a wealth of music which describes various events
especially from the 18880-1900's. We were just looking for music associated
with more recent events for our students to relate to at the beginning of
the lesson. Thanks for the help.
Pat